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Workshop "Modern War and Society", Duke University.



November 15-16, 2013
History Department
Duke University

Conference Location
FHI Garage – C 105
Bay 4, First Floor, Smith Warehouse

Friday, November 15

9:15 am                       Opening remarks.

9:30am-11:30am       
Panel One. 

Susan Grayzel (University of Mississippi, History)
“The State, the Civilian Body, and the Gas Mask in an Era of Total War, 1915-1945”

Discussion Leader: Anna Krylova (Duke University)

Nicola Spakowsky (Freiburg University)
War, Revolution and Gender in China's Communist Movement (1920s to 1940s)”

Discussion Leader: Mary Louise Roberts (University of Wisconsin-Madison, History)

11:45am-12:45pm     
Panel Two.

 “Plexus:  The United States and Strategic International Communications, 1914-1945”

Discussion Leader: Dirk Bönker (Duke University, Department of History

1:45pm-3:45pm         
Panel Three.

The Middle Class in Arms: The 1932 War of São Paulo”

Discussion Leader: Liz Shesko (Bowdoin College, History)

Mary Louise Roberts (University of Wisconsin-Madison, History)
“Five Ways to Look at a Corpse: The Dead in Normandy, 1944”

Discussion Leader: Susan Grayzel (University of Mississippi, History)

4:00pm-6:00pm         
Panel Four. 

Anna Krylova (Duke University)
Concepts of the Woman at the Soviet Front, 1941-1945”

Discussion Leader: Nicola Spakowsky (Freiburg University)

Maya Holzman (University of Wisconsin-Madison, History)
Turning Partisans into “Crystal Clean People”: The War Against Anti-Soviet Behavior on the Eastern Front”
                             
Discussion Leader:  Joshua Frens-String (New York University, History Department)

Saturday, November 15-16

9:30am-11:30am       
Panel Five.

Oscar Sanchez (Macau University)
A War of Acquiescence:  The Soviet Union, Bretton Woods and the Cold War”

Discussion Leader: Tani Barlow (Rice University, History)

Franziska Exeler (Princeton University)
Participating, Disputing, Keeping Silent. Narrating the Years of War and Occupation in Post-1944 Soviet Belorussia”

Discussion Leader: Krista Goff (University of Michigan, History)

11:45am-12:45pm     
Panel Six.

Yukiko Koga (Hunter College, Anthropology)
Unmaking of an Empire: Postwar Compensation Lawsuits and the Inheritance of Unaccounted-for-Pasts in China and Japan”

Discussion Leader: Barbara Weinstein (New York University, History)

1:45pm-3:45pm         
Panel Seven.              

Gil-Li Vardi (Hoover Institution, Stanford)
No Half-Measures, No Small Bites: How National and Organizational Identity Shaped the Conduct of War in Germany and Israel”

Discussion Leader: Jonathan Winkler (Wright State University)

Serguei Oushakine  (Princeton University, Anthropology)
Under Empire’s Rubble: Rewriting Military History with Songs”

Discussion Leader: Sabine Frühstück (University of California at Santa Barbara, East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies)

4:00pm-5:00pm         
Panel Eight

Sabine Frühstück (University of California at Santa Barbara, East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies)
“Trinketizing Childhood, Infantilizing Wars in the Twentieth Century”

Discussion Leader: Yukiko Koga (Hunter College, Anthropology)

5:10pm-6pm              
Panel Nine.

Tani Barlow (Rice University, History), Concluding Remarks

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